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11 exhilarating images of animals in mid-race

They may not always be elegant, but, really, any animal with legs or wings can be a competitor

Racing: It's not just for horses. Most weekends in Kuwait, if you know a guy, you can find camels running their gangly legs around the track while carrying robot-jockies that are controlled by trainers. In the Alaskan wilderness, athletic, blue-eyed huskies are heralded for their endurance as they trek across more than 1,000 miles of white Northern country, while in Berlin, even the modest, short-legged pug can be elevated, if for a brief moment, to racing champion. From canines and camels to the curious crab, check out 11 surprisingly agile creatures in motion: 

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